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Take Five With Mike Brannon

Read "Take Five With Mike Brannon" reviewed by Mike Brannon

Meet Mike Brannon:
Having been born in jny: Atlanta and then lived in North Carolina growing up, those Southern roots were likely to blame when I started playing blues/rock guitar. But I soon discovered Wes Montgomery, Hank Garland, Joe Pass, Tal Farlow and finally Pat Martino. After attending Jackie King's Guitar Conservatory of the Southwest, ...

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Indaba Music Women's Music Summit

Read "Indaba Music Women's Music Summit" reviewed by Teri Harllee King

In Texas you'll often hear someone who's being asked why they've been out of touch for a long time respond with an old saying. The conversation is this:

“Where've you been?"
“Oh, to Hell and back."

Well, since my last column, my husband (guitarist Jackie King) and I have suffered the loss ...

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Jackie King & Willie Nelson: The Gypsy

Read "The Gypsy" reviewed by Jim Santella

A ballad doesn't much care which genre it's said to represent.

Instrumentals, such as the interpretation of “The Nearness of You" appearing on The Gypsy, make a jazz presence more obvious. The guitar duo of Jackie King and Willie Nelson weaves a session filled with lovely ballads and hot, up-tempo romps. When lyrics are ...

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Jackie King: The Gypsy

Read "The Gypsy" reviewed by AAJ Staff

I was listening to The Gypsy at home, not so much attentively to attune myself to nuances appropriate for a review as to zone out and just absorb the music. Then my wife said, “Why are you listening to Willie Nelson? I thought you liked jazz."

Four thoughts came to mind, and no, they're ...

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Jackie King: The Gypsy

Read "The Gypsy" reviewed by AAJ Staff

I was listening to The Gypsy at home, not so much attentively to attune myself to nuances appropriate for a review as to zone out and just absorb the music. Then my wife said, “Why are you listening to Willie Nelson? I thought you liked jazz."

Four thoughts came to mind, and no, they're ...

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Jackie King: Moon Magic

Read "Moon Magic" reviewed by Jim Fisch

Jackie King's career has seen him playing in any number of settings. R&B, country, jazz - he plays them all equally well, and with great passion. Though his MOON MAGIC (Indigo Moon Records) sits squarely in the mainstream jazz camp, you can hear that rich assortment of influences combining in his playing, making this disc one ...

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Jackie King: Moon Magic

Read "Moon Magic" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Jackie King has played everything from country and rock to Tex-Mex, but on Moon Magic, the guitarist sticks to straight-ahead hard bop. Forming a trio with bassist Wilbur Krebs and drummer Michael Aragon, King turns his attention to nine songs (most of them well known standards) that contain the word “moon" in their title. If you ...